The 2022 New York State ReUse Summit

Thank you for participating in the first NYS ReUse Summit in Ithaca, NY! In total, more than 160 individuals from across NYS and beyond joined us in-person and virtually for this exciting and historic event.

Post-Event Survey

The summit organizers would be grateful if you could take up to five minutes to complete a brief survey about the event. Your responses will be used to help improve future NYS ReUse Summits, identify actionable next steps for advancing reuse activities across the State, and demonstrate the need for funding and support to grow the reuse industry in NYS. Your responses will remain confidential, and any insights shared from these survey results will be anonymized and/or aggregated. Thank you in advance for taking time to provide us with your valuable thoughts and feedback!

Click here to take the survey!

Please submit your responses no later than Friday, July 22, 2022.

Presentations & Recordings

Presentations and recordings of each session are now available to view and download. We apologize for the choppiness during our welcoming session as we worked through some connectivity issues.

Click here for session presentations and recordings!

If you have any additional questions about the summit, survey, or session presentations and recordings, please contact CSCS Project Coordinator, Savannah Betkowski, at

ReUse Site Visits

Immediately following the presentation and discussion portion of the summit, attendees were encouraged to visit the following local reuse sites. The next time you're in Ithaca, NY, consider checking out the following reuse locations:

Thanks to Additional Support By:

Planning Committee:

The NYS ReUse Summit is a collaborative effort of Syracuse University's Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (CSCS), Finger Lakes ReUse, the NYS Center for Sustainable Materials Management (CSMM), the Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning, and the NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3).

Funding Disclosure: Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Rural Utility Services Solid Waste Management grant. Additional funding provided by the Environmental Protection Fund administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

USDA’s Non-Discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, USDA, its Mission Areas, agencies, staff offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language) should contact the responsible Mission Area, agency, or staff office; the USDA TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY); or the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.